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ragweed is an exhibition platform experimenting with poetic inquiry; rehearsing the strengths of poetry as a medium of care and positioning the poetic as the frontier for emancipatory politics


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TONY COKES: BLACK CELEBRATION

PRESS RELEASE

In “Black Celebration,” Cokes merges newsreel footage of riots in the 1960s with popular music and text commentary to create a counter-reading of rioting as a refusal to participate in the logic of capital, as an attempt to de-fetishize commodity through theft and gift.

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Feb 15 2019

Still from "Black Celebration" (1988) Digital video, 17:11 duration, b/w.